The Testimony of Three Witnesses from the 1st Edition of the Book of Mormon


  1. be it known | unto all nations | kindreds | tongues | and people | unto whom this work shall come |

    1. that we | through the grace of god | the father | and our lord | jesus christ | have seen the plates which contain this record |

      1. which is a record of the people of nephi | and also of the lamanites | his brethren | and also of the people of jared | which came from the tower of which hath been spoken |

  2. and we also know |

    1. that they have been translated by the gift and power of god | for his voice hath declared it unto us | wherefore | we know of a surety that the work is true |

  3. and we also testify |

    1. that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates |

    2. and they have been shewn unto us by the power of god and not of man |

  4. and we declare with words of soberness |

    1. that an angel of god came down from heaven | and he brought and laid before our eyes | that we beheld and saw the plates | and the engravings thereon |

  5. and we know |

    1. that it is by the grace of god | the father | and our lord | jesus christ | that we beheld and bear record | that these things are true |

  6. and it is marvelous in our eyes |

  7. nevertheless | the voice of the Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it | wherefore | to be obedient unto the commandments of god | we bear testimony of these things |

  8. and we know |

    1. that if we are faithful in christ | we shall rid our garments of the blood of all men | and be found spotless before the judgment-seat of christ | and shall dwell with him eternally in the heavens |

  9. and the honor be to the father | and to the son | and to the holy ghost | which is one god | amen |

oliver cowdery
david whitmer
martin harris